Raster Noton co-founders Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and Byetone (Olaf Bender) have started a new collaborative project called Diamond Version, and will be releasing an EP on Mute. The two track EP, titled Technology At The Speed Of Life/Empowering Change will be released on 23 July on 12" and digitally. There are plans for a series of five 12" EPs, and an album next year. The pair will also be touring an audio visual show – Diamond Version TV – with the project, starting at this weekend's Sónar festival in Barcelona.
Nicolai says: "We both are obsessed with company logos. We collected these slogans and started reading them, without knowing the companies. In this amount and concentration they become absurd."